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B230M1, iSCSI Boot and vSphere 5.5

After much trial and error, I am able to successfully boot VMware ESXi 5.5 U3b from an EMC CX4-120 iSCSI LUN.

Using 5 vNICs, 2 for Management / vMotion, 2 for VM traffic and 1 for iSCSI traffic - would like to use 2, but boot is only successful using a single iSCSI vNIC, adding a second causes boot issues.

Also, only the boot LUN is seen, no other LUNs are visible.

I am using an IQN Pool for Initiator Name Assignment and Initiator IP Address Policies for Initiator Address Assignment - one for Fabric A and another for Fabric B.

Any idea on what I am missing?

Below is a layout of the Service Profile configuration.

vNICs
Name      MAC Address        Desired Order Actual Order Fabric ID
eth0-A     00:25:B5:11:00:08 1                     1                    A
eth1-A     00:25:B5:11:00:09 2                     2                    A
eth2-B     00:25:B5:11:00:0A 3                     3                    B
eth3-B     00:25:B5:11:00:0B 4                     4                    B
iscsi4-A   00:25:B5:12:00:04 5                     5                    A-B
    
iSCSI vNICs
Name  Overlay  vNIC Name   
iSCSI vNIC        iSCSI4 iscsi4-A   
    
Boot Order
Name Order vNIC/vHBA/iSCSI vNIC Type 
CD/DVD 1   
iSCSI 2   
iSCSI            iSCSI4                           primary 

iSCSI Boot Parameters
Initiator Name Assignment - IQN_Pool
Initiator IP Address Policy - iSCSI_Initiator_A
iSCI Static Target Interface    
Target Name                                                       IPv4 Address   
iqn.1992-04.com.emc:cx.apm00105201790.a2 10.1.66.20   
iqn.1992-04.com.emc:cx.apm00105201790.b2 10.1.66.21   

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Hi Daniel

Have a look at 

https://communities.cisco.com/thread/38370?tstart=0

Walter.

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